Location: Memphis, TN
Code Name: UrbNerd
How does one know a good film when one sees…one? What makes for a good movie? Phenomenal actors? A dream cast? A fantastic story? A brilliant director? The absence of Ben Affleck?
The truth is, all films have value. From the Best Picture Winner to the made-for-TV docudramedy that goes straight to DVD, no feature goes completely hated or, for that matter, completely loved. Every film is precious to someone (amazingly, even ones with Ben Affleck).
With that as my mantra, I’ve seen scores of bad movies:
But the bad movies help me distinguish the great ones. It’s like wading through a river of sewage, when even the faintest whiff of fresh air comes, you savor each microscopic molecule of O2 bliss! Consider this summer’s big budget films. Sure, you left Star Trek thinking, “What a great movie!” But after dropping ten on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, GI Joe, Transformers 2, Terminator-Salvation and Public Enemies you probably thought, “Star Trek was unbelievably awesome!” Sometimes it takes a second or third installment of a franchise to unearth the shear greatness of the original (think Jaws 3D, Superman 4 or the Clooney Batmans).
My consumption of cut rate cinema has rarely benefited anyone but me to this point. Now, I bring my fondness for flawed film to the BabbleOn5 team, in hopes of offering insightful analysis of current films…which will almost never involve Ben Affleck.